Charles Andrew Fountaine

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Vice-Admiral Charles Andrew Fountaine, C.B., D.L., J.P., R.N., Retired (25 May, 1879 – 24 March, 1946) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Herford, Norfolk, Fountaine gained twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Fountaine was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1899.

Fountaine was appointed to the gunnery training school Excellent for service with the Chief Inspector at the Woolwich Gun Factory on 13 August, 1906.[1]

Fountaine was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1910.

Fountaine was appointed as executive officer in H.M.S. Lion from 30 November, 1914. He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 3 March, 1915 and went to H.M.S. Columbine to serve on the staff of Admiral Lowry on 30 March.

Fountaine was appointed in command of the new light cruiser Cambrian in mid July 1916.


Fountaine served as a Naval Member of the Ordnance Committee from February 1923 to March of 1924.

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 7 July, 1926 and placed on the Retired List the following day at his own request.

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 1 April, 1931.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard P. F. Purefoy
Captain of H.M.S. Columbine
30 Mar, 1915[2] – 21 Mar, 1916
Succeeded by
Berwick Curtis
Preceded by
Warren H. D'Oyly
Captain of H.M.S. Donegal
21 Mar, 1916 – 28 May, 1916
Succeeded by
Leonard L. P. Willan
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Cambrian
17 Jul, 1916[3] – 18 Dec, 1918
Succeeded by
Lockhart Leith
Preceded by
Percival H. H. Thompson
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Oak
29 Apr, 1924[4] – 8 Sep, 1925
Succeeded by
Claude Seymour


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 311.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393a.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 749.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 265.